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Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies

Aug 23, 2016
Raspberry Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Brownies

An easy recipe for dessert bars that taste like sweet banana bread & have the same texture as fudgy brownies! Completely guilt-free with just 67 calories!     When the school year started about two weeks ago in my town, I immediately noticed a difference. Traffic on my street resembled the bumper-to-bumper Los Angeles...

Foods for the Soul
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

Aug 21, 2016
Greek Yogurt Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake

A healthy recipe for tender lemon pound cake full of sweet, juicy blueberries. It’s a lemon lover’s dream come true—and just 133 calories!     One year during my childhood, my family ran out of time to plan a birthday party for my younger brother. His birthday falls at the very end of summer...

Finding Our Way Now
Make-Ahead Fruit Crisp: #Recipe

I have more peaches than I can use, so a great option is to assemble my make-ahead fruit crisp. It’s super easy to put together and makes for a ready to bake dessert at a moment’s notice. The great part about this recipe is you can use it for just about any kind of...

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

Aug 14, 2016
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies full of chocolate chips & topped with a sweet cheesecake drizzle. They’re absolutely irresistible—and just 103 calories!     The spring after I earned my undergraduate degree from college, one of my old roommates and I planned a little reunion dinner date. We chose the newest Mexican...

Sweet Baked Life
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream {with chocolate covered almonds}

Aug 10, 2016
Chocolate Malt Ice Cream {with chocolate covered almonds}

Turn your hot summer time days into cool summer time treats with this heavenly no-churn Chocolate Malt Ice Cream with chocolate swirls and chocolate covered almonds! Yes, you heard me correct — to make this decadent ice cream you don’t … Continue reading

Foods for the Soul
Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Skinny Single-Serving Raspberry Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

A healthy recipe for a perfectly portioned vanilla cake full of fresh raspberries and rich chocolate. Really easy, so tender & just 129 calories!     A few years ago, a couple of my friends and I would occasionally meet at a special bakery located in the heart of our neighboring city’s extensive downtown...

Finding Our Way Now
No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies: #Recipe

Whenever I make, see or hear about these No-Bake Chocolate Oat Cookies it brings me back to my first year as a teacher. I had been assigned to a three-room schoolhouse, one of the last in the region. There were 60+ students, three teachers, two school cooks, and a custodian. The cooks were old fashioned...

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25-Minute Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

Jul 28, 2016
25-Minute Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

A super easy recipe for rich chocolate ice cream that tastes just as indulgent as the kind from an ice cream parlor! Just 85 calories & 8g+ of protein!     On a spur-of-the-moment whim last Sunday, my mom and I decided to attend an Oakland A’s baseball game. We purchased season tickets for...

Sweet Baked Life
Key Lime Pie

Jul 27, 2016
Key Lime Pie

Take a break from the summertime heat with this cool and refreshing Key Lime Pie! Many years ago, my husband and I were watching Oprah. Ok, let me say, this did not happen much — I think I was home … Continue reading

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Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

Jul 24, 2016
Strawberry Banana Bread Oatmeal Cookies

An easy recipe for chewy oatmeal cookies that taste just like banana bread! They’re full of sweet fruity flavors & just 95 calories—but they don’t taste healthy at all!     Last weekend, my brother and his best friend briefly stopped by my house on their way up to the mountains. They planned on...

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